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Poster: fourempties Date: Aug 29, 2011 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Thoughts on being a non

Not an era snob, and not a sbd snob. I mean it really opens up the library doesn't it. Switching from a slinky 1973 sbd to a thundering Holtz aud from 1990 is quite the contrast. Then throw in a Pigpen show and you have reset the brain for a whole new listen. For me it keeps it fresh and allows me to dedicate almost all of my listening time to this band that has remained an obsession for decades. Let's face it, the structure of the music and the setlists from 1977 can get somewhat repetitive at long duration, no matter how smooth the music and how pristine the transfer. Same goes for the setlist structure of the Drums>Space era.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 30, 2011 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thoughts on being a non

I agree, I have gems that I love ranging from 66-95. So I am totally with ya. But I'm on a serious 68-69 binge lately. As I have really yet to tap into those years, over all of my years listening.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 30, 2011 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thoughts on being a non

Yeah, I do admit this has appeal. I can't get past the problem--and it most defn IS my problem--of qualitative change, blah, blah, blah...but your description does mean one has a huge range of possibilities. I'd note that even 65-66, 67, 68, 69 and 70, and 71 are each different in their own way, so my little early era encompasses a huge amt of variation, and it's enough...eg, I see a variety of bands, and kybd players, and really only "miss" Brent and post Brent (though I did see him) by focusing on 71 and before...but I see your pt.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Aug 30, 2011 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thoughts on being a non

As far as jumping from era to era, I'm the same way. In my case, I find it has a lot more to do with song selection then, "I'll take Keith over Brent anyday, blah, blah, blah..." (Though, I do admit to avoiding the Tinkle period, roughly 92-94, when the keyboards make me grind my teeth.)

I like ToG, WestL.A., Bucket---and I have yet to find any of those songs on an SBD or AUD from 73. So if I want to hear certain songs, I have to listen to certain periods. There is also a supplementary corollary to that thought: if I DON'T want to hear certain songs, there are certain periods I can skirt, i.e., I have yet to have my TIFTOO-induced post-orgasmic smoke disturbed by a Samba>Liberty>Samba sandwich.

TOOTMO

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 30, 2011 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thoughts on being a non

>I like ToG, WestL.A., Bucket---and I have yet to find any of those songs on an SBD or AUD from 73.

Maybe that '73 AUD will turn up some day :) I hope it has Althea on it, too.